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Frances I. McDonald

February 7, 1925 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Frances McDonald Obituary

Frances I. McDonald, 98, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania was born on February 7, 1925, in Denison, Kansas and passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023 at Cambridge Village in Patterson Twp.

She was a graduate of Denison High School and Geneva College, Class of 1947.

Frances lived a life of Servitude to Family, Church, and Community. A loving wife of 66 years and devoted mother of three. She was a member of College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church, founding member of the Beaver Falls Tiger Pause Ministry and served as a volunteer for the local Meals on Wheels for over 30 years. Frances was a High School Teacher at Beaver Falls, teaching business classes and as the department head for 20 plus years. She also loved to walk. And could be seen walking all over College Hill up until the last few months of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy M. McDonald 2014, her sister, Jean Hemphill, 2022, and her granddaughter, Allison Pelaia, 1998.

She will be sadly missed by her two daughters and sons-in-laws, Mary and Bob Balok and Nancy and Bob Pelaia, all of Beaver Falls; and a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Belinda McDonald, Chippewa Twp.; eight grandchildren: Jeff, Holly and Laura Balok, Brian Pelaia, Ashleigh McDonald, Kane, Caley, and Cody Suehr; our great-grandchildren, Stephen Shanley, Daniel, Olivia, and Mason Suehr and two "special ones" Allison and Aidan Chichy.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 23rd at 11:00 am at the College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3217 College Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Prior to the service there will be an opportunity to visit with the family beginning at 10:00 am at the church. 

Interment and private burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Big Beaver Borough.

Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Tiger Pause, P.O. Box 34, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Frances’ family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and the staff of Cambridge Village for their loving care. 


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Memorial Service
December 23, 2023

11:00 AM
College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church (Beaver Falls)


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